George W. Bush
Our 43rd President
From the Set The United States Presidents
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of George W. Bush, forty-third president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.
- Preparing to Serve
- Building a Political Career
- America at War
- Difficult Years
- Time Line
- The United States Government
- Choosing the President
- The White House
- Presidential Perks
- For More Information
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||48, 48|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5, 7.5 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from Children's Bookwatch on December 1, 2020
‘The United States Presidents’ is a new forty-four volume series from The Child’s World that individually showcases each American president from George Washinton to Donald J. Trump. This impressively informative series for young readers ages 8-12 chronicles the lives of our nation’s leaders, including some of the most famous figures in American history. Each individual 48 page biography tells the fascinating story of a single president, from childhood and early life to the presidency and beyond. Additional sections explain the branches of government, the Electoral College, the White House, and the various presidential perks. Exploring the lives and times of our presidents gives readers an inside look at the personalities, key developments, and important events that have shaped our nation’s history. Each volume features full color and historical photographs, detailed maps, informative sidebars, a phonetic glossary, as well as facts, presidential perks, sources for further research, and thematically relevant websites. Of special note is the inclusion information on the Electoral College, the White House, and the 3 branches of government. While each volume can be obtained individually ($39.95 List / $24.95 S/L), elementary school and community libraries are advised to acquire the entire set for the benefit of their students and young patrons ($1757.80 List / $1097.80).
A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020
Young readers learn about each president’s childhood, their introduction to politics, and time in office. Significant world events that occurred during the president’s tenure are highlighted in boldface to facilitate comprehension and provide historical context. Each title includes a time line, information on the branches of government and the election process, and a glossary. The role of the First Lady is discussed, featuring a page dedicated to her biography and official work. Fun anecdotes are included to humanize the presidents. For example, when Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard, he once rescued a set of false teeth. Above all, this series does not glorify the presidents. Their flaws and failures are mentioned as well as their successes. Andrew Jackson was known as the ’people’s president,’ but he was also a racist who terrorized Native Americans. Thomas Jefferson publicly disavowed slavery, but he enslaved Black people and directly profited from the institution of slavery. VERDICT The United States presidents get a fresh treatment in this fair and informative biography series. Readers will understand that no human is perfect, including the presidents.
Author: Michael Burgan
Michael Burgan is a freelance writer of books for children and adults. A history graduate of the University of Connecticut, he has written more than 60 fiction and nonfiction children's books for various publishers. For adult audiences, he has written news articles, essays, and plays. Michael Burgan is a recipient of an Edpress Award and belongs to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.